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PLEASURES’ 3D-Printed Zellerfeld Shoe Is an ‘Evangelion’ Nod – 3DSHOES.COM

PLEASURES’ footwear collaborations are among the greatest within the biz. The prolific streetwear label has devised intelligent team-ups with everybody from Crocs and Dr. Martens to Sperry and Reebok (a number of occasions!) so it is about time that PLEASURES devised its personal in-house footwear line.

Created with Zellerfeld, simply the footwear trade‘s most seen 3D-printing shoe imprint, PLEASURES’ debut sneakers are futuristic however nonetheless must be at the least slightly acquainted to followers (not least as a result of PLEASURES has been teasing them for weeks).

PLEASURES and Zellerfeld ideated the “3D Tank Shoe”, chunky loafers that evolve the easy-on silhouette commongly styled in PLEASURES lookbooks. PLEASURES 3D Tank Shoe updates the form with a ridged sole and one-piece development typical of 3D-printed footwear. 


Out there Might 19 on Zellerfeld’s web site, PLEASURES’ 3D Tank Shoe is made to order, absolutely customizable right down to the width and cushioning.

As a result of each fabricated from a single chunk of artificial materials, the sneakers will be returned to Zellerfeld on the finish of their lifecycle to be recycled right into a contemporary pair.


As is typical for PLEASURES, the sneakers’ design inspiration is particularly considerate.

Usually, founder Alex D. James interweaves the popular culture touchstones that formed his personal style into PLEASURES oeuvre. He loves UNKLE and Mo’Wax Information, so PLEASURES created a collaborative clothes assortment with them. He loves Ghost World, so PLEASURES placed on a screening in Los Angeles.

James most lately revealed an open letter to Aphex Twim AKA Richard D. James, the reclusive digital music pioneer to formally ask for a PLEASURES collaboration (that they share two initials is mere coincidence, sadly).



Level being, practically every part PLEASURES creates is knowledgeable by James’ personal preferences. He’s PLEASURES and vice versa.

So, the PLEASURES x Zellerfeld 3D Tank Shoe is not only a next-level idler: it is a reference to cult anime franchise Neon Genesis Evangelion.



Evangelion is a twisty sequence that begins with a traditional shonen plot: teenagers are compelled to pilot large mechs and fight a supernatural menace that threatens the planet.

Issues get method wilder because the story goes, finally mutating right into a heady psychodrama that explores and inverts Christian mythology.

Additionally: there’s some unimaginable robotic designs!

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